of a person
to move through water in a horizontal position using the arms and legs
I can't swim.
The boys swam across the lake.
They spent the day swimming and sunbathing.
Can you swim backstroke yet?
How long will it take her to swim the Channel?
to spend time swimming for pleasure
I go swimming twice a week.
of a fish, etc.
to move through or across water
A shoal of fish swam past.
Ducks were swimming around on the river.
to be covered with a lot of liquid
The main course was swimming in oil.
Her eyes were swimming with tears.
of objects, etc.
to seem to be moving around, especially when you are ill/sick or drunk
The pages swam before her eyes.
to feel confused and/or as if everything is spinning around
His head swam and he swayed dizzily.
to be in a situation where you will either succeed by your own efforts or fail completely
The new students were just left to sink or swim.
a period of time during which you swim
Let's go for a swim .
involved in things that are happening in society or in a particular situation
自己洗澡可用bath（英国英语）或bathe（北美英语），但一般说have a bath（英国英语）或take a bath（北美英语）。
When you wash yourself you can say that you bath ( BrE) or bathe ( NAmE ) , but it is much more common to say have a bath ( BrE ) or take a bath ( NAmE ).
You can also bath ( BrE ) or bathe ( NAmE ) another person, for example a baby.
You bathe a part of your body, especially to clean a wound.
游泳旧时说bathe，但不能说bath或take a bath。较通用的说法为swim、go for a swim、have a swim或go swimming：
When you go swimming it is old-fashioned to say that you bathe , and you cannot say that you bath or take a bath . It is more common to swim , go for a swim , have a swim or go swimming .
Let’s go for a quick swim in the pool.
She goes swimming every morning before breakfast.
游泳衣在英国英语中通常叫做swimming costume，在北美英语中叫做bathing suit。
What you wear for this activity is usually called a swimming costume in BrE and a bathing suit in NAmE .
When you lie in the sun in order to go brown you sunbathe .